More detail on this person: Robert L. Gross Robert L. Gross, 69, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009. He was born on July 1, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa the son of Gaylord and Marion (Davison) Gross. Bob retired as a Major in the United States Army after 21 years of service. During his service he was an Army Aviator and flew 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #2168, and the Portland VFW Post #4090. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frederick Gross; Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Priscilla "Cil" Gross; children, Lynn (Michael) Winter of Portland, Robert L. (Holly) Gross, Jr. of California, Dawn (Adam) Holcomb of Portland, Deanna (Jim) Gromelski of Colorado, Steve (Kelly) Gross of Colorado, and David Secor of California; 16 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sue (Tom) Lasky of Martin, Tennessee and Pamela(Terry) Christensen of Spring Lake, MI; several nieces and nephews; special friend for many years Mike Steffes; his special dog, Prissy. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated February 27 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Portland with the Rev. Larry King, Pastor presiding. Military Honors will be provided by the Portland VFW Post #4090. Arrangements are entrusted to the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick's Parish Boiler Fund or to the Agent Orange Families in Vietnam that were affected by the War.
Burial information: Portland Cemetery, Portland, MI
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